Category Archives: General

Successful Uyghur Developer Confirmed Detained by Xinjiang Authorities

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have arrested a successful Uyghur property developer, according to a relative.Ilyas Memet, a 48-year-old father of five, was arrested at his…

MOL Blood Donation Organizing Committee Meets in Honour of Coronation Day

On April 9, 2019, at 09.30 hours, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Suradech Waleeittikul, M.D. assigned the Ministry of Labour’s Inspector-Generals, Mrs. Achara Kaewgamchaicharoen to preside over the ministry’s…

Fire Breaks Out at Bangkok Mall Complex, Killing at Least 2

BANGKOK A fire broke out at a major mall complex in Thailand’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The extent…

Thailand Braces for Lame Duck Government Once Election Tally Released

WASHINGTON Thailand is waving goodbye to its longest period of military rule in nearly 50 years with a sweaty hand.The elections March 24, the first since the 2014 military coup,…

HRW to Bangladesh: Give Rohingya Children Formal Schooling

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Bangladesh to offer Rohingya refugees formal secondary education, saying school officials in the southeast had expelled scores of Rohingya children because they lacked…

Thailand Lays on Face Masks for ASEAN Meeting in Smoggy North

BANGKOK Thailand is providing delegates to an Asian finance minister and central bank summit with face masks this week as smoggy air pollution hits alarming levels. The air quality index…

Endangered Marine Species Face Huge Struggle in The Asia-Pacific Region

Early this month, the United Nations celebrated World Wildlife Day with a focus on oceans and marine wildlife.The focus was appropriate given the large number of marine species which are…

Election Monitor Slams ‘Deeply Flawed’ Ballot Counting in Thailand

A regional election observation group is criticizing the initial results from Sunday’s general election in Thailand as deeply flawed.Preliminary results released Monday by the country’s election commission show the military-backed…